Has a Bomb Gone off in Your Life?–Living Every Moment in Light of Eternity

Has a bomb gone off in your life?  Do you realize how short time is?  Every now and then, life has a way of refocusing our gaze to really put the comparison and contrast of life in focus against the backdrop of eternity.  Our age is so consumed with serving yourself first and instantly that often we as Christians can get caught up in the rat race of lost priorities.  Time, age, and grace has a way of weeding those unhealthy loves out of our lives as God pries our fingers off earthly possessions and praise by warming our hearts and delighting our minds with Jesus Christ.

Realize how short time is, and dedicate yourself to seeking Christ by every available means.  Don’t make excuses for 5 minutes in the Word and 3 hours for football.  Do we realize how much we need Christ to bless our gospel efforts?  We might feel good when we slide a tract under a door or make sure others see us carrying our Bibles, but what about lasting change and permanent—insert eternal—impact on the souls of others? 

There is absolutely no way we can have this kind of impact for Christ if we are not first a Word-saturated Christian who thereby knows his God and is therefore enabled to do mighty things for Christ (Daniel 11:32).

Realize how precious God’s people are, and dedicate your life to their service.  This starts best, and first, at home.  Tackle the project of a truly-Christ filled home with the passion of an eternal vigilance and the joy of an unbounded reward.  If a man is a truly noble, loving, joyful and humble servant at home that man is a true Christian.  But don’t stop there.  God gave ministers for the building up of the people of God (Ephesians 4:11-12).  Find your gift of service to the Church for whom Christ died and do it with all your might.  You must see the Church through Nehemiah glasses—love her even when she is ugly, serve her when she cannot return the favor, and roll up your sleeves when her walls are broken down.  Ask God to give you the type of love for your home (a sort of mini-Church) and the greater mass of redeemed sinners—especially your local body.  Then, all you need is His wisdom to know how to skillfully build, for the passion and never-failing commitment will be there.

 Has a bomb gone off in your life?  Maybe you face financial disaster, destroyed health, or broken relationships.  Maybe you don’t.  Sometimes God drops bombs in our lives in the form of a still and small voice.  Are you listening?

“Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.  Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”—Colossians 4:3-5 (a).

 

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